Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hjelme Vest 23 January - White-billed Diver

The first impression was that here was very little about with only small numbers of the usual seaduck. However, that soon changed as good winter birds turned up one after the other.

Highlight was a White-billed Diver gulnebblom on the sea - a rare winter sighting in these parts; other unexpected birds were a Puffin lunde and an Oystercatcher tjeld. At least one Little Auk alkekonge, a couple of Curlew storspove, a flock of at least 35 Siskin grønnsisik and at least 50 Common Crossbills grankorsnebb meant there was plenty to see.

Among the usual suspects were few White-tailed Eagles havørn and Black Guillemots teist, several Common Scoter svartand and the small numbers of Long-tailed Ducks havelle.

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